Garden Wise (Pt 1)
Very colorful film containing OUTSTANDING shots of Time Lapse flowers blooming; these appear sporadically throughout the film.
- Closed captioning
Subject: We have come a long way
I host and produce a TV series called Garden Wise with Arlena.
I was surprised to see this Garden Wise Episode as I scanned the internet watching for what was said about my series Garden Wise with Arlena.
I saw the review done in 2003 saying it is a long winded commercial. As I neither agree nor disagree on that assessment of the video I enjoyed watching the old time footage and wonder what the producers of that time would be thinking of the technology we posses now. I am sure that they were at the top of their game for their day.
I do agree as to the thoughts on the chemical uses and again shows the sign of the times and era of the show. We now know that chemicals are harmful to our bodies as well as to our environment. We now are more aware than ever at the consequences of our actions.
We should not look at this as a bad show but be proud that we have finally figured these things out and we have come a long way….Green Blessings Arlena
Subject: Krillium should be called Killium
Far from being the benign, helpful substance portrayed by Monsanto, the facts are these: water-asborbant polyacrylamide polymers 1) biodegrade into cancer-causing & fertility-lowering toxins; 2) can continue to be water-retaining but cease to be water-releasing as they break down & begin to stop the soil overall from absorbing water, & may have a plasticizing effect on surrounding soils resulting in lower absorption rates & topsoil wash-off; & 3) have killed cucumbers by an unexplained toxic means in one controlled study, but funding to find out why polymers would in practice prove to so toxic has not been forthcoming so that this research is not thus far being furthered.
Another problem is that soil-dispersed polymers are washed into sewer & drainage systems by stormwater, often directly into lakes & the ocean, creating environmental havoc. The havoc lasts a good deal longer if they are carbon-link polymers by comparison to the synthetic, but they're bad either way.
Recently the world health organization (WHO) had a closed meeting to
reveal the finding that cooked vegetables had significant levels of
The finding received worldwide notice because acrylamide is a potent
nerve toxin in humans and effects male reproduction, causes birth
defects and cancer in animals. The WHO releases implied that the
acrylamide finding was a surprise and that the pollutant probably
arose from cooking the vegetables.
Strangely, none of the WHO releases mentioned the fact that
polyacrylamide is well known to be added to commercial herbicide
mixtures (25% to 30% solutions) to reduce spray drift and to act as a
surfactant. The glyphosate (ie Roundup) herbicides of Monsanto
Corporation have been a particular concern because the herbicide
interacts with the polymer. Experiments showed that heat and
light contributed to release of acrymide from polyacrylamide and
glyphosate was found to influence the solubility of polyacrylamide, and
care was advised in mixing the two.
The evidence seems compelling that acrylamide is released from
polyacrylamide in the environment and certainly cooking vegetables
that had been exposed to the herbicide in herbicide tolerant crops
or in soil preparation for normal crops would certainly be exposed
to polyacrylamide in the soil. Unfortunately, additives such as
polyacrylamide are designated to be trade secrets in North America
and there is no way that the contents of herbicide used to prepare
soil for food crops or to directly treat herbicide tolerant crops
unless the makeup of the
herbicide formulation is revealed and made public.
Frankly, WHO's feigned ignorance of the polyacrylamide -herbicide
connection is very suspicious. It is clear that the connection
should have been made public by those responsible for public safety.
Experts independent of the giant herbicide corporations should be
consulted, for a change, by WHO. Realistically, the advocates of
herbicides and transgenic crops seem to have consumed by dark
methods and science journal editors seem to enjoy abusing those
small voices that say life really isn't what the chemical
corporations pretend that it is. Clearly, the acrylamide story seems
to show that public relations has replaced full and truthful
reporting in science journals.
Subject: Here's mud in your eye